Many consumers have veered from purchasing sedans and have settled for bigger vehicles such as SUVs and pickups. The Ford F-series has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for several decades. Other automakers have tried to compete with Ford by ensuring that their pickups are just as well designed, have the same amount of power and features.
It seems that every year manufacturers try to outdo each other with their latest models to ensure that they get the majority of the market. Several automakers have focused on ensuring that their pickups provide good performance, so they've jacked up the horsepower and the torque. We compiled a list of some of the pickups that have a lot of torque, and we included a few big rigs that boast a lot of torque.
13 2019 Chevrolet Silverado - 460 LB-FT Of Torque
Chevrolet has done an outstanding job with the Silverado. The 2019 model had quite a bit of power, as the 6.2-liter V8 engine was capable of pumping out 420 horsepower. The car's towing capability was more than 12,000 pounds and it had a hauling capacity of 3,000 pounds, which is nothing to scoff at.
12 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - 910 LB-FT Of Torque
Silverado enthusiasts who weren't satisfied with the 460 lb-ft of torque could've opted for the 2500HD model, which produced almost twice as much. According to US News, the 6.6-liter engine could produce 445 horsepower. The price tag attached to this beast was $48,000, but that's a whole lot of bang for the buck.
11 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor - 510 LB-FT Of Torque
Who can resist the best-selling pickup in the U.S.? Not only does the Raptor provide plenty of power, but it also has a stunning exterior. The turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine can pump out 450 horsepower. Its off-road capability is also excellent. You'll need $50,000 to own this stunner, but it'll be worth it.
10 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD - 910 LB-FT Of Torque
You don't have to buy the latest model to have over 900 lb-ft of torque. If you had purchased this GMC in 2018 when it debuted, you would've paid around $48,000. Now, you can purchase it for even less money than originally. The turbodiesel engine will produce 445 horsepower.
9 2018 Nissan Titan XD - 555 LB-FT Of Torque
If you wanted to own this pickup when it came out in 2018, you would've had to fork out about $38,000. For that price, you would have gotten a pickup that could produce 310 horsepower and had an overall score of 7.9 out of 10 from U.S. News. The 5-liter V8 would've delivered plenty power.
8 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 - 935 LB-FT Of Torque
The F-150 has plenty of support from US consumers, but so does the F-250. If you wanted a slightly bigger pickup than the F-150 that also produces more torque, then you should go for the F-250. This powerhouse has an engine that produces 450 horsepower and can tow up to 21,000 pounds.
7 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty - 910 LB-FT Of Torque
The competition among pickup manufacturers has heated up in recent years, as GMC has ensured that its 2020 Super Duty model provides plenty of power. The 6.6-liter Duramax engine is capable of towing up to 35,500 pounds. This pickup has a 10-speed automatic transmission paired with its powerful Duramax engine.
6 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - 910 LB-FT Of Torque
Thanks to the 6.6-liter Duramax engine, the latest Silverado is capable of towing 35,5o0 pounds, which is an enormous upgrade. Silverado and Sierra share similar features, while the Silverado has more of a western theme, and Sierra boasts a more modern theme. Whichever one you choose, you'll get plenty of power.
5 2020 Ram Heavy Duty With High Output - 1,000 LB-FT Of Torque
Pickup enthusiasts who were looking for plenty of torque from a Ram can opt for the 2020 Heavy Duty with High Output 6.7-liter Cummins engine. According to Automotive Map, Ram has limited the 1,000 lb-ft of torque to a select number on the 3500 models, and it's an expensive upgrade.
4 2020 Ford Super Duty - 1,000 LB-FT Of Torque
When properly equipped, the Ford Super Duty with its 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine can tow up to 37,000 pounds. That is an unbelievable amount. It seems that Ford is constantly looking for ways to stay ahead of the pack, and they're succeeding. Drivers will find inside a 10-speed automatic transmission.
3 2020 Nikola One - 2,000 LB-FT Of Torque
Nikola Motor Company, name after Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, is responsible for this road monster. Besides the 2,000 lb-ft of torque, which is enormous, especially for a hydrogen-powered vehicle, the Nikola One can produce 1,000 horsepower and has an estimated mile range between 500 and 750. Hydrogen power allows quicker refueling.
2 2010 Scania V8 - 2,581 LB-FT Of Torque
Scania has been producing heavy vehicles for over a century. It's not a surprise that it has built one of the most powerful big rigs on the road. The Swedish manufacturer has offered the 2010 V8 engine in four versions: 500, 560, 620 and 730 horsepower. The V8 engine is offered in combination with Scania Opticruise.
1 2016 Volvo Iron Knight - 4,425 LB-FT Of Torque
Who said that all big rigs were slow? According to Maxim, this Swedish masterpiece was capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Considering that the Iron Knight's engine is capable of pumping out 2,400 horsepower, it shouldn't be a surprise. But topping out at 172 mph is still a shocker.
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